The State of Kuwait is a member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from July 14, 1998, World trade organization (WTO) since 1 January 1995, GATT since 3 May 1963 and Gulf corporation council (GCC) also. As well as some conventions like GCC Patent Law, Berne Convention, and Paris Convention since December 2, 2014.
Intellectual property legislation includes Law No. 71 of 2013 on patent, decree – Law No.68 of 1980 on trademark as amended by Decree – Law No.10 of 1987 and Law No.1 of 2001, Law No. 4 of 1962 relating to patent, Designs and Industrial models as amended by Law No. 3 of 2001. Intellectual Property matters are administered by the Industrial Property Office which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
Bodies: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Trade Organization (WTO), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Conventions: GCC Patent Law, Berne Convention, and Paris Convention.
Official languages: Arabic
Government: Unitary constitutional monarchy
Currency: Kuwaiti dinar (KWD), (1 KWD = 3.32 $)